• Tales from Yesteryear

    True Maine bush flying stories

    Pilot and author Jake Morrel has released Hardscrabble Lodge: True Maine Bush Flying Stories, a vivacious and colorful tale of his pursuit of a life in the wilderness of northwest Maine.

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Bush planes and aircraft that are ideal for backcountry flying, including popular modifications and accessories.


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Backcountry safety and survival

Self-sufficiency in the absence of civilization is a critical skillset for pilots.

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Theory, Practice, and Procedures
contactflying less than a minute ago View the latest post Contact Flying w/contact flying.
Sounds like you're getting along fine. I had the advantage that I was on pipelines. Tower appreciated my staying low and out of normal traffic crossing on the pipeline or landing....
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
EZFlap Today, 14:42pm View the latest post Buying Used Cleco Fasteners - Okay or Not Okay ?
Buy them at a price where if 20% of them are "Stuck" or corroded or "sticky" you still got a good price.
An ultrasonic cleaner and a bath in Stoddard Solvent (or...
Trip Reports
wyomingiswindy Today, 14:03pm View the latest post Contact Buzzing with Gare-Bare
I can't remember Gary's handle here. But it seems appropriate to post an westcoast eastcoast mash-up. As long as by coast you mean Lake Powell and Lake Erie.
Anywho, if you often...
Hammer Today, 13:32pm View the latest post Avionics & Engine Theft - What can you do ?
Just put one of these sumbitches in the back of the plane with a tarp over...
Aircraft Types
TradeCraft Today, 13:01pm View the latest post Cessna 206 prices
Everything but the turbo...
http://alaskaslist.com/1/posts/10_Trans ... _206G.html
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LBC970 Today, 12:53pm View the latest post Trouble finding a video...
I think this is the original thread for that video: https://www.backcountrypilot.org/forum/ ... ideo-10922
and this was the Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/49552527
Dang, no longer available!...
Bigrenna Today, 11:48am View the latest post FS: Avion Panel & Glareshield
Panel is out and ready for a new home.
Avion Panel - $2500 + shipping for the floating pilot, copilot, subpanel, and lighted Avion glare shield. Will come with both glove boxes and...
Projects: Homebuilding and Restoration
Bigrenna Today, 11:43am View the latest post Madness 2.0 - Another Skywagon Project
I will post this in the marketplace, but if anyone is interested.... The old panel is for sale.
CubCrafters - Every gram has a purpose


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Husky pilot and photographer Alex Wells

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Bush Flying Library

Bush Flying Library

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